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Foreigners do not have right to monitor Iranian missile capability, says official

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 30 Nov 2014 - 13:50

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani reiterated that foreign countries do not have the right to control Iranian missile capabilities.

'Tests and ranges of Iranian missiles are proportionate with threats and do not have any diversion to unconventional weapons. The issue can and will not be monitored by foreigners,' he said Sunday.

There is no military threat against Iran even in the near future, Shamkhani said, adding foreigners have excluded military threat from their agenda because any military threat against Iran is quite costly.

He also said that Iran's air defense has quite developed in identifying targets and has worked seriously on boosting missile power.

Iran's missile capability like its nuclear capability is of home-made and self-sufficient, and is seeking only peaceful purposes, he noted.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states, insisting that its defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence

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